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An image of Ghost town by Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley

(Australia, England 07 Apr 1939 – 15 Jun 1992)

Title
Ghost town
Place of origin
Hill EndNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1955
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on hardboard
Dimensions

37.0 x 46.7 cm board

Signature & date
Signed and dated upper c. verso, brush and black ink "brett whiteley 1955".
Credit
Bequest of Beryl Whiteley 2012
Accession number
208.2012
Copyright
© Wendy Whiteley
Location
Not on display
Further information

'Ghost town' was inspired by the forrays of Russell Drysdale and Donald Friend to the abandoned gold mining towns of Hill End and Sofala in the 1940s, and in 1955 Whiteley made his own journey there, making studies of the rambling ruins and deserted streetscapes.